Welcome to the

Waverly Artists Group

Artists are always looking to master a new technique and to share dreams and creativity with other artists.
Therefore, we are bringing the best of the best for you to learn from, to share with and to have the time of your life!
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Upcoming workshops
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Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

October 3 - 6, 2015


Exploring Collage
by Ann Etheridge

September 14-15, 2015

Whether you are new to making art or a seasoned artist wanting to refresh the creative spark, this workshop will tap into your imagination and the artist within. Learn the richness of mixed media, layering collage materials, mediums and paint in a way that expresses your own creative voice. Prepare your own unique materials to use in making your collage paintings. Squish paint around, incorporate scrap items and found objects, let your creative self be free. Making art is fun with hand made and recycled
materials is good for our HeARTS and our planet!

This workshop will explore shape, form, color and surface textures with paint and collage. Day one we will be creating a variety of materials and prepare substrates. Day two collages will be created from the materials made in Day 1. Enough materials will be created to make multiple paintings and start a reserve to have for future pieces. Students will create a variety hand painted, stained and textured papers along with creating individual designed stamps. You’ll be delighted with the stash you take home! Ann provides demonstrations and hands on guidance taking you through her spontaneous collage making process. Come play and explore a expressive and fun way to make art.

Originally hailing from Western Pennsylvania, Ann Etheridge has made North Carolina her home since 1985. She teaches mixed media, acrylic painting and collage workshops in addition to her own art practice. Her award winning paintings can also be found in Mattie King Gallery in Beaufort, NC. Creativity Workshops sprung from enthusiasm to share her process in a nurturing setting. Connecting with ones intuitive muse in a fun and playful atmosphere promises success for the novice as well as the experienced artist. “We are all creative beings just needing a little guidance and opportunity to express ourselves.”


To see more of Etheridge's work, visit his website at:



Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $250

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Colley's students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley's easy going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light.  Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image.


Colley will perform one of his ''Still Life'' demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley's workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9 am - 4 pm daily.
Acrylic painters are welcome too!


Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia's finest young Impressionist painters.


To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $515
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The Touch of the Brush:
and Gestural Unity in Painting
by Maggie Siner


November 19-22, 2015


Table with Reds, 2013, 26 x 28 ins, oil on linen

Abstract Painting
Bigger, Faster,
Fresher, Looser.
by David Kessler

October 24, 2015

Have you ever wondered how to loosen-up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then
this workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these
realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture.

This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.


Students will participate in 4-5 short, timed painting sessions to learn to paint quickly utilizing skill, intuition and spontaneity. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil arewelcome.


After thirty years of architectural practice David retired to paint and teach so that he can pass along to others what he has learned in nearly 25 years as a painter. David teaches abstract painting workshops where he encourages students across the southeastern United States to “Loosen-Up” their painting style. David’s bold, energetic and colorful works can be found in corporate and institutional collections in North Carolina and private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He works out of
his studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


To see more of Kessler's work, visit his website at:



Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Price: $110

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In Painting, composition is  much more than a system of rules or the placement of objects.  Composition is the entire relationship of parts to whole, from the individual brushstroke to the largest shape. Brushstrokes themselves, far from being just surface texture, are carriers of direction and intent: every mark has a character and is part of the composition, moving the eye through the canvas, creating structure and meaning in painting.  It’s all about connections and movement.  This oil painting workshop will focus on the gesture of brushwork and its role in making strong compositions.  Work will be from still life.

Previous experience required.

Maggie Siner began her studies at the Art Students League in NYC in 1968, graduated from Boston University (BFA) and American University (MFA), and has lived for extended periods in France, China and Italy.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums for 30 years and is in hundreds of collections around the world.  She has taught extensively nationally and internationally.


To see more of Maggie's work, visit his website at:



Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time:  Thursday: 6pm to 9pm

           Friday-Sunday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price:  $510

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Still Life Oil Painting and Online Art Marketing.
By Qian Huang

Feb. 24-26, 2013

How to paint Fast, Loose and Bold!
By Patti Mollica

April 14-16, 2013

Modern Impressionism
In Oil
By Colley Whisson

​May 7 and 8, 2013

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
By Ken Hobson


September 16, 2013


Follow your HeART!
By Ann Etheridge


Feb. 25, 2014


Oil Painting with Maggie Siner


December 6-8, 2013



Red Hangers, 2009, 30 x 36 ins, oil on linen

Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo
By Phil Garrett


March 6, 2014


Loosen Up!
By Patti Mollica


March 14-17, 2014


Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

​Sept. 18-21, 2014


Studio Landscape Painting Workshop at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary NC
Studio Landscape Painting
By Donna Bland


April 28-29, 2014


Color and Shape
by Maggie Siner


November 14-17, 2014




Table, Chair and Tray, 2013, 28 x 30, oil

The Hidden Order and
The Language of Painting
by Maggie Siner


November 14, 2014



Blue Vase and Tomatoes, 20 x 25, oil on linen

Still Life with
Qiang Huang

January 24-26, 2015

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
by Ken Hobson


December  9, 2014

Watercolor Batik
by Ryan Fox

February 1 and 15, 2015

Alla Prima
Figure Painting
by David Shevlino

March. 7-10, 2015

Landscape Painting:
Beyond the Photograph
by Peter Fiore


May 31 - June 2, 2015

Bending Reality - Color Theory, Schemes and Strategies!
by Patti Mollica

April 28-29, 2015